homelite trimmer won't start

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my homelite trimmer was running perfect then in the middle of using it - it died and I haven't been able to get it started again. I changed the gas, replaced the plug, checked the muffler, cleaned the air filter. What else can I do?
 
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Sounds like trash in the carb.See if you can clean that sucker out real good.Put new diagphram on it and see how it does.
 
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Drizzle some gas on the air filter. If that makes it try to start then take the carb apart and clean it.
 
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I would take the filter off completely and try starting. Also was the trimmer running funny when it kicked out. I sounds like an electrical thing...just kicks out clean. But first you need to know if there is spark.
 
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Also make sure all your bolts/bits are tight. I saw one of those vibrate the bolts loose and there was no seal at the carb. I've also had the fun of diagnosing one for a friend where the actual jug came apart! Loctite is your friend with these guys!
 
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 Originally Posted By: Chris142
My weedeater quit in mid cut. The rubber fuel bulb cracked and it wont suck fuel. I cant find a new bulb either.
Try an online small engine part supplier.I think their is a company named "Oregon" that distribute a lot of small engine parts.
 
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 Originally Posted By: gonzo
 Originally Posted By: Chris142
My weedeater quit in mid cut. The rubber fuel bulb cracked and it wont suck fuel. I cant find a new bulb either.
Try an online small engine part supplier.I think their is a company named "Oregon" that distribute a lot of small engine parts.
Theres no small engine places within 60 miles of here. We had a guy but he took off with everybody's stuff. I think I found on on Ebay.
 
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